“I know Jack White is coming in and there could be some other stuff still in discussion,” Michaels told “Today.”
Wallen posted a video on his verified Instagram account Wednesday revealing what had happened.
“I was getting ready for ‘SNL’ this Saturday and I got a call from the show that I will no longer be able to play,” Wallen said. “And that’s because of Covid protocols, which I understand.”
The announcement came after a Tik Tok video showed a man identified as Wallen drinking and appearing to be at a party without a mask went viral.
CNN reached out to both the poster of the video and Wallen for comment.
A rep for Wallen told CNN Thursday there would be no additional comment.
CNN has also reached out to “SNL” for comment.
In his video the 27-year-old singer mentioned Michaels who Wallen said “actually gave me a lot of encouragement by letting me know we’ll find another time to make this up so that means a lot to me, thank you.”
Michaels talked to “Today” about having to pivot, saying, “It depends on whether their band is together.”
“Calling somebody on a Thursday to be here for Friday…is complicated,” he said. “It has to be people who are ready to go.”
Michaels endorsed White, a former member of The White Stripes, saying “He’s always good on the show.”
Bill Burr is set to host this weekend.